The Nerve Ep 51: Dalal Sayed, Lani O'Hanlon and Sinead O'Higgins

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In this episode of the podcast, Jenny talks to the facilitators of this semester’s English and Theatre Studies Day, Dalal Sayed and Lani O’Hanlon, as well as Sinead O’Higgins of Waterford Libraries. Dalal’s recent memoir Escape from War to Live in Peace tells of her family’s experience of fleeing from Syria and settling in Cappoquin, Waterford and Lani has recently won the Trócaire Ireland Poetry Competition with her poem, “When I visit Dalal” about their relationship. Sinead was instrumental in securing funding to get the book published and has been involved in organising launch and publicity events that centre Dalal’s story. The three of them discuss the way the book came about, its importance, and how writing and sharing one’s story can become a way of healing. English and Theatre Studies Day was supported by the Department of Arts, Waterford Libaries and Creative Ireland.
Original languageEnglish (Ireland)
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2022


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